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Best Gourmet Food Stores In Cleveland

May 27, 2011 8:36 PM

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Those looking to create a gourmet meal at home can find all the ingredients they need at these local Cleveland-area specialty stores. – LeeAnn Mullen

The Mustard Seed Market

6025 Kruse Drive
Solon, OH 44139
(440) 519-3663
www.mustardseedmarket.com

Solon’s Mustard Seed Market offers gourmet all-natural and organic foods to the Cleveland and Akron areas. The products are free of artificial flavoring, artificial coloring, harmful chemical preservatives, artificial sweeteners and irradiation. Solon’s also offers drug-free meat and cruelty-free cosmetics. The business is locally owned and is the largest locally owned natural and organic product retailer in the entire state of Ohio. The company owns another location in Montrose, with an attached restaurant, using the organic ingredients from the store in the foods it serves. Both locations offer banquet services and catering for special events and business meetings. The Mustard Seed Market is open Monday through Saturday, 9 a.m. to 9 p.m., and Sunday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Nature’s Bin

18120 Sloane Avenue
Cleveland, OH 44107
(216) 521-4600
www.naturesbin.com

Nature’s Bin in Lakewood offers fresh, quality organic foods to the residents of Lakewood and the surrounding area. The market offers a variety of groceries, including pet products, produce, dairy, snacks cleaning products and produce from local farmers. Operated by the nonprofit Cornucopia Inc., the store employs individuals with mental and physical disabilities, empowering them to lead productive lives. The store offers weekly specials and a gift certificate incentive for frequent shoppers. Catering can be set up by appointment. The catering menu and weekly special fliers are available on the official website. Nature’s Bin is open Sunday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.; and Saturday, 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.

West Side Market

1979 West 25th Street
Cleveland, OH 44113
(216) 664-3387
www.westsidemarket.org

Cleveland’s West Side Market provides Clevelanders with the ability to buy fresh products, often directly from the hands that planted and sowed or raised and butchered them. Several family-owned businesses exist within the market, serving guests one-of-a-kind prepared food items that they cannot get anywhere else. The atmosphere itself, with open-air stands, as well as indoor booths, keeps some shoppers coming back. Businesses and farmers have been serving these products to Cleveland since 1840, with generations of single families often selling or buying the gourmet goods. Local grocers and restaurant owners visit the market to restock locally grown and raised meats and produce. West Side Market is open Monday and Wednesday, 7 a.m. to 4 p.m., and Friday and Saturday, 7 a.m. to 6 p.m.

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